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# I want to learn about: Mathematics

Learn mathematics with Smartick. Exercises, tutorials, problems and teaching resources for children learning elementary mathematics. Here you will find posts about mathematics to make learning easier and more fun.

Mar23

## Identifying Flat Symmetrical Figures

In today’s post, I am going to present a series of exercises to practice how to identify flat symmetrical figures. To begin, I recommend that if you don’t remember symmetry or the characteristics that make a figure symmetrical very well, take a look at this previous post. You’ll be able to review all of the […]

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Mar16

## Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line

Today we are going to learn how to solve activities related to the representation of fractions on a number line and the amplification and simplification of fractions. To do this we need to use equivalent fractions. It is easy to represent a fraction on a number line when it is divided into the same number […]

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Feb20

## Math Can Explain Why 2020 Is a Leap Year

At Smartick we know that math is behind almost everything, and a leap year is no different. The reasons related to the Julian calendar and subsequent change of the Gregorian calendar are well known. However, the mathematical reasons that determine whether or not a year is a leap year are lesser-known. So, in order to […]

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Feb17

## Working with Venn Diagrams in Smartick

In earlier posts, we have learned about set theory and Venn diagrams. Today, we are going to look at some examples of classification using Venn diagrams in Smartick. Attributes The method that we use to understand whether or not the elements that we want to classify meet some characteristics are what we call attributes. The […]

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Feb10

## The Five Stages of Deliberate Practice

In this post, we continue with our analysis of Craig Barton’s book, How I Wish I’d Taught Maths about evidence-based education. Today we will discuss the chapter about deliberate practice and the five stages that should be followed in order to teach a complex process. When we introduce a complex process, it is necessary to […]

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Jan27

## Worked Examples and Metacognition

This is the latest post as we continue with our analysis of Craig Barton’s book, How I Wish I’d Taught Maths about evidence-based education. Today we will talk about the chapter that discusses the use of worked examples and their relation to metacognition. Together they are a fundamental element of the learning process. What Are […]

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Jan23

## Number Sense: From Quantities to Numbers

Number Sense When speaking about mathematics most people think it is the ability to count, add and subtract numbers, or the ability to solve complex math equations. But, what comes before counting and the ability to recognize numbers? Number sense! In other words, the primitive ability to recognize and represent amounts without using numerical symbols […]

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Jan20

## How Do We Apply Interleaving in Smartick?

In an earlier post, we explained the difference between interleaving and blocked practice. Remember that interleaving (mixed practice) basically consists of organizing tasks by mixing different problems and exercises together in order to avoid solving problems in a mechanical way and instead stimulating the child to reflect on the strategy needed to solve each problem. […]

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Jan06

## How to Calculate a Perimeter: Part 2

In an earlier post, we learned how to calculate the perimeter of any polygon and formulas for regular polygons and rectangles. Today, we are going to learn how to calculate the perimeter of other types of polygons: rhombuses, isosceles triangles, isosceles trapezoids, and stepped polygons. NOTE TO OUR READERS IN THE U.K. – This post […]

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